Wherever we operate, we believe we have a responsibility to get behind our communities. More than this, we’re proud to do so – backing community programs, supporting new facilities and infrastructure, and promoting local employment and business opportunities.
Our operations are just one part of a bigger picture. We look beyond their life and instead focus on the lives of the people surrounding them, working together to create healthier, stronger and happier communities.
Our Community investment strategy focuses on contributing to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), aiming to tackle the world’s greatest sustainability challenges. Our community efforts currently target:
During FY18 alone, we invested US$20.4 million1 in community initiatives and activities, from FY19-FY23 we’re committed to investing up to US$125 million.
When our communities face adversity, we’re ready to help. That can be through financial assistance to support recovery from natural disasters or, where we can, supporting on-ground response with our equipment and people.
In FY19, we contributed:
We are committed to helping reduce the occurrence of communicable diseases such as HIV/AIDS, TB and malaria in our local communities, as well as also providing support for people with other diseases such as Machado-Joseph Disease. Our operations collaborate with relevant government, non-government and community-based organisations to promote good health and hygiene practices to reduce communicable disease.
We support the causes that matter most to our people. One way we do this is through our Australia Employee Matched Giving program, where we match employee contributions to registered charities in Australia.
In FY18 we matched A$118,000 of employee contributions. Since 2016 more than A$350,000 of employee contributions have been matched.
In South Africa, our mining operations have Social and Labour Plans. These plans aim to promote the welfare of local communities surrounding our mines, through economic and socio-economic growth. These include:
We create our Mine Community Development Plans with the help of a wide range of stakeholders, including the communities surrounding our operations. These plans contribute to their own Integrated Development Plans and we report our progress to the Department of Mineral Resources every year.
To transform2 our business in South Africa, we must focus on local interests. That’s why in South Africa, we’re guided by the legislated Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (B-BBEE) measurement framework.
By seeking out local talent, suppliers and new business opportunities, we’re driving competitiveness and transformation, and expanding economic growth.
We also have yearly targets to improve our demographic representation across all levels of management in South Africa.
In South Africa’s Mpumalanga Province, we funded a state-of-the-art Maths, Science and Technology Academy.Read more
We're pleased to support in helping kids love to read, through the Tamar Valley Writers' Festival.Read more